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Hi guys, 

Hope you are all well.

After starting up a few months ago I’ve really got the hand of this trade and have started doing quite well thanks to the help and advice from you guys. 

But the issue I'm having of late is the cars listed on BCA seem to not be of the same quality they were a couple months back and anything decent in there is going for retail money. Meaning I’m wasting hours of my time researching cars that I ultimately don't win.

So the question is, how do you find a large amount of stock with an okay margin whilst making sure what you buy isn't a complete dog efficiently.

On another note. How do you guys ensure you dont miss cars going through on Manheim as, as far as I’m aware there is no app or reminder system as there is with BCA.

 

Look forward to hearing your responses. 
Samuel


 

 

 

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You need to have  varied methods of attaining stock, Rather than just auctions, There is no secret stock that you dont know about, It is just sometimes 8  hours in front of a laptop to purchase 1 or 2

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To many of us, myself included, rely to much on bca/manheim which is helping them keep the prices high. We need to realise there’s more ways of gaining stock. Bca don’t care about us buyers they just want your money and it’s got worse since being online only.

Even recently I’ve seen cars fetching more at bca than I could of bought them for privately advertised on AT/EBay etc, and I could of viewed those in person and had a test drive. 

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39 minutes ago, Lakeside said:

To many of us, myself included, rely to much on bca/manheim which is helping them keep the prices high. We need to realise there’s more ways of gaining stock. Bca don’t care about us buyers they just want your money and it’s got worse since being online only.

Even recently I’ve seen cars fetching more at bca than I could of bought them for privately advertised on AT/EBay etc, and I could of viewed those in person and had a test drive. 

I hear what you are saying and good on you for doing well out of it.

Honestly I’m really fed up of whats going on with BCA, too many a time I’ve been bid up past my reserve only to see the car back on the block because I've been bidding against the wall

I’m just wondering how dealers with 50+ cars are finding their stock as dont think buying privately is near efficient enough. Are they just bidding on anything? 
 


 

 

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is an interesting watch

no caravans were damaged either:D

 

 

 

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On 6/24/2022 at 10:15 AM, samuel welwyn said:


Hi guys, 

Hope you are all well.

After starting up a few months ago I’ve really got the hand of this trade and have started doing quite well thanks to the help and advice from you guys. 

But the issue I'm having of late is the cars listed on BCA seem to not be of the same quality they were a couple months back and anything decent in there is going for retail money. Meaning I’m wasting hours of my time researching cars that I ultimately don't win.

So the question is, how do you find a large amount of stock with an okay margin whilst making sure what you buy isn't a complete dog efficiently.

On another note. How do you guys ensure you dont miss cars going through on Manheim as, as far as I’m aware there is no app or reminder system as there is with BCA.

 

Look forward to hearing your responses. 
Samuel


 

 

 

I have been trading for about a year .. it all comes with experience. I source my stock from BCA but should be looking at other routes. Generally BCA because i do it part time and buying privately is difficult... Cars i supply are budget below 3k cars so not really thought about the PX route but looking as using this as an option.. 

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On 6/24/2022 at 1:26 PM, samuel welwyn said:

I’m just wondering how dealers with 50+ cars are finding their stock as dont think buying privately is near efficient enough. Are they just bidding on anything? 

One person on research all day every day . No one just bids on anything for long as they go out of business like lightning . 

Private purchases is a very slow way in my opinion 

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On 8/9/2022 at 2:14 PM, David Horgan said:

One person on research all day every day . No one just bids on anything for long as they go out of business like lightning . 

Private purchases is a very slow way in my opinion 

Yes its very slow especially when you do it part time. You need to put some time in i do about two hours day making a shortlist. There is always a risk element but you are minimising the risk or accounting for when you bid on the car. Just got a Proceed from BCA books at £3k i paid £500 odd including fees. I know it needs some work on it though so that hopefully should be accounted for

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Funny you say about fees, I don’t get how they get away being so secretive over fees , does everyone on the same card pay same fees or have some people managed to get theirs lower ? 

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15 hours ago, Lambchop said:

Funny you say about fees, I don’t get how they get away being so secretive over fees , does everyone on the same card pay same fees or have some people managed to get theirs lower ? 

At BCA same card same fees apply 

All Gold cards are same fees 

Platinum same . 

The higher the card though the costs for other things like assured / essential reports are less too , used to get free breakfasts in the old days and better parking but that's gone now :(

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On 8/10/2022 at 5:12 PM, Lambchop said:

Funny you say about fees, I don’t get how they get away being so secretive over fees , does everyone on the same card pay same fees or have some people managed to get theirs lower ? 

True, manheim fees are on their website if you dig in a bit, but bca only show blue cards as far as I know? Not sure why the secrecy?

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